My grandmother has been diagnosed with dementia. For the last 6 months she has been refusing to take her medication, which then brings out the very worst in her. Paranoia takes over she picks at her skin to remove probes that control her. It's now to the point where her legs are swollen,... Read more »
If you believe she is incapable of making decisions for herself you can use the health care proxy. If the medical facility refuses to recognize it or believe she is still competent to make these decisions you will need to have the courts intervene. Generally, it is done by seeking Guardianship of...Read more »
The term abuse is sometimes used loosely, but it tends to generally involve the care of the individual. However, if you have concerns about the contract, reviewing its terms with an attorney could help you determine if there are issues in it that deserve further attention.
Available recourses could depend on whether the home or its agents were negligent in administering the medication. You could consult with a medical malpractice attorney, who could have questions as to what the medication was, what condition your father was receiving it for, what the magnitude of...Read more »
You may be able to sue the nursing home for negligence and wrongful death. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and...Read more »
You may be able to sue for negligence. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my...Read more »
Contact an attorney who handles nursing home abuse cases and is a member of the NYState Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consultations.. These cases are often hard to bring as sometimes the patient isn't a good witness.
A nursing home is refusing to speak to me about a relative's death. She should have qualified for state aid for funeral expenses and due to some errors in her accounting where funds should have been paid from her SSI and Medicare to nursing home ,and overages are still showing when they... Read more »
First of all you should find a lawyer to retain in your location who has experience dealing with nursing homes. In Illinois there is law that requires medical providers to release medical records, nursing home records and the like by a member of the family, spouse or next of kin. Nursing homes...Read more »
From the sound of your question, I assume that you are concerned about paying attorney's fees. Most attorneys I know handle these types of questions on a contingency fee basis, which means there is no expense to you whatsoever unless and until the attorney obtains money for you. The fee is a...Read more »
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